How to turn off Facebook Messenger notification sounds (Android, iOS)2 min read

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is obviously one of the top messaging apps on Earth. It’s so widely used that the default sound of receiving a Facebook message is often heard on the streets, in parks, cafes, and so on. Fortunately, if you don’t like it, you can always turn off Messenger’s notification sound on your smartphone, and we’re now going to show you how to do it.


To disable Facebook Messenger notification sounds on Android, you’ll first need to open the app. When the application is open, you have to tap on your small Facebook profile photo that’s found in the top right corner of the screen – this reveals a settings menu where you’ll see a Notifications & Sounds tab. 

Tapping on the Notifications & Sounds tab gets you to a sub-menu with multiple toggles, including a Sound one. Just tap on the Sound toggle to turn it off (it’ll become grey instead of blue) and you’re done. You will still receive notifications, but without any sound to bother you. Similarly, you can turn off vibrations, and even turn off notifications completely – this way, however, you won’t know you have new messages unless you manually check by opening the Messenger app.

If you don’t want to turn off Facebook Messenger’s notification sounds, perhaps you’ll want to know how to change them (in case you’re annoyed by hearing the exact same sound again and again).


To disable Facebook Messenger notification sounds on iOS, the first step is – again – opening the app. Then, tap on Home -> Profile Icon (found in the top left corner) -> Notifications -> Notifications in Messenger -> Sound. That’ll be all.